Independent retailers and restaurants are the heart and soul of small towns and main streets across Virginia. Successful retailers build vibrant downtown destinations, but they face unique challenges ranging from inventory control, advertising, merchandising and staffing, to big box competition. To help these vital small businesses, the Virginia SBDC network has developed STAMP.
Small Town and Merchant Program (STAMP)
Independent retailers and restaurants are the heart and soul of small towns and main streets across Virginia. STAMP is a comprehensive collection of workshops, hands-on initiatives, and resources designed to address the specific needs of main street retail and restaurant businesses.
Local organizations such as the Virginia Main Street program, chambers of commerce, retail and restaurant associations, and others work with STAMP to sponsor and deliver targeted and relevant guidance that business owners and managers can put to use immediately.
- Individual, Comprehensive Retail Business Checkup and Restaurant Check-up
- On-site business visits
- Seminars held before or after hours
- Complete confidentiality
This is a great video detailing the program: